The Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) began implementing mandatory certification for all products covered by compulsory standards on 1st July 2018.
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UNBS Mandatory Certification will improve competitiveness of local products

The Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) began implementing mandatory certification for all products covered by compulsory standards on July 1. UNBS opted for mandatory certification in the new regulation as part of its continued efforts to safeguard public health, safety, and the environment from products that do not meet the standards. Products covered by […]

The Twentieth Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), held on 18-19July 2018 in Lusaka, Zambia, will be remembered as a landmark. Its communique, now a public document, reads like a blockbuster.
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Rebooting COMESA

The Twentieth Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), held on 18-19July 2018 in Lusaka, Zambia, will be remembered as a landmark. Its communique, now a public document, reads like a blockbuster. Tunisia and Somalia were admitted, increasing the membership of COMESA to 21 countries, […]

For the last three years, dozens of countries have gathered each July to present their national plans to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
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Unlocking Private-Sector Funds for Sustainable Development

For the last three years, dozens of countries have gathered each July to present their national plans to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). At the latest of these United Nations High-Level Political Forums, governments rolled out impressive blueprints – almost none of which included realistic budgets or revenue sources. Estimates of the development investment […]

Why Small Medium Enterprises in Uganda feel neglected despite struggling to survive
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Why Small Medium Enterprises in Uganda feel neglected despite struggling to survive

Research shows that owners of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Uganda feel a general sense of neglect when it comes to helping them acquire the practical skills necessary to grow and continue to be sustainable. Despite being internationally recognised as one of the most entrepreneurial countries, the majority of Ugandan businesses rarely live to […]

It has been less than two months since the populist Five Star Movement (M5S) and the right-wing League party formed a new Italian government, so it is too early to tell how the coalition will translate its campaign rhetoric into concrete policies.
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Italy’s Turn Against Europe

It has been less than two months since the populist Five Star Movement (M5S) and the right-wing League party formed a new Italian government, so it is too early to tell how the coalition will translate its campaign rhetoric into concrete policies. In fact, the coalition’s internal contradictions might limit the scope of its legislative […]